Some Moms Shouldn’t Change Diapers in the Dark

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
February 17, 2010

Sam, my almost 2 year old, has a bad habit of waking up at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning lately.  When he does, I usually change his diaper and then bring him back to bed.  Half the time I don’t even remember doing it.  I just wake up with him next to me.

This morning, I woke up, made George’s breakfast and lunch, and then checked my emails.  Same routine every day.  Sam woke up.  I hugged him, nursed him, and he went back to sleep on the couch. 

His brothers woke up, then he woke up, and the next thing I know his pants are off.  His diaper is amazingly twisted in the front, but still held together the way it should, with the tabs in the correct place.  Oh no!  Did he get it anywhere?  Thankfully, only on his jammies.

I don’t know how I did it, but I TOTALLY messed up his diaper.  I don’t even know how I did it!  The only thing I could think was that he was squirming around when I put it on?  The front was twisted and his little man part was exposed – of course that’s the only part of his body exposed right?

The diaper was a little damp and his pants were soaked.  Thankfully…thankfully he didn’t wet in the bed – ack!  That would have been a terrible mess to clean up.

My point is…..some moms just shouldn’t change diapers in the dark.  Usually I can do it, but I have NO IDEA what I did last night – lol!

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

10 Responses to “Some Moms Shouldn’t Change Diapers in the Dark”

  1. Amy says:

    I wouldn’t feel to bad about it. Lack of sleep, or sleep interrupted, can make you a little crazy. When it’s been going on for almost two years, I think you have a solid defense.

  2. michelle says:

    Just be glad he didn’t poo.

  3. Kayla says:

    Aw! You were probably dead tired and didn’t even realize what you were doing. Lol
    Glad it didn’t turn into a bigger mess then needed!

  4. angel says:

    ?Roflmbo hey my nephew put my middle son’s diaper on BACKWARDS!! I kid you not! I came home and kept looking at Jesse like what is wrong with this picture.. Then I realized that the PICTURES were on his butt. I said who changed Jesse?? My nephew hops up with his 14 yr old self and says I did.. I said ok PJ in the future PICTURES.. PENIS all on teh SAME side mmKAY..

  5. Freda says:

    It happens to us all. At least you tried.

  6. Marcy Able says:

    lol, hey at least you remembered to put a new diaper on. I remember Nicole waking me up once, and I went to change her, took the diaper off, cleaned her up, and snapped her jammies shut – totally forgetting to put a new one on. It too was very early in the morning:)

  7. I do the same thing with my 2 year old!…. 🙂

  8. Badger Momma says:

    That’s so funny, Shannon. Well, I suppose it wasn’t funny at that time, but it sure is funny when you talk about it later. Blasted squirmy children! 🙂

  9. Lauralee Hensley says:

    I’m not laughing at you, but with you. That’s the only thing you can do when you make a little mommy goof like that. Besides, you had a reason, it was night and you are entitled to be sleepy during the dark hours.

  10. I was going to agree with Amy, but realized you haven’t been doing it for almost 2 years, you’ve been doing it for 5 years! You have a reason to be tired and make a mistake every now and then.
    Sam didn’t seem to suffer any for it. 🙂

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